About the Book: Dr. Zakaria Bashier gives a moving account of the story of Hijra, a story of endurance and triumph in the face of seemingly insuperable adversity, of idealism and courageous faith in the possibility of a just and free Islamic State.
About The Author: Dr. Zakaria Bashier was born in Sudan (1940) and educated at the Universities of Khartoum, Durham (UK) and Pittsburgh (USA). He was appointed a lecturer at Khartoum University in 1973. He served at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, as Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and the Islamic Foundation as senior Research Fellow. In 1982 he was elected to the parliament of Sudan, and subsequently appointed as a State Minister, and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Higher Education and Scientific Research. At present, he is teaching at the University of Al-Ain, UAE. His publications include: The Islamic Path to Social Change (Arabic), Jeddah, 1977; The Hijra, Story and Significance, Leicester, 1983; Philosophical Aspects of Ibn Khaldun’s Prolegomena (Arabic), Khartoum, 1985; Al-Ghazali on the Qur’anic Philosophy (Arabic), Al-Ain (UAE), 1989; The Methodology of Jabir ibn Hayydn (Arabic), Al-Ain (UAE), 1989; Sunshine at Madinah, Leicester, 1990.
About the Publisher: The Islamic Foundation is an educational and research organization devoted to making Islam a living reality in our age. For this purpose, it aims to improve human communication and develop a better understanding of Islam among all people of the world, Muslim and non-Muslim, so as to galvanize man to the message and ideal of One God and the unity of mankind, as brought by all the Prophets of God throughout the ages, last of whom was the Prophet Muhammad (blessings of Allah and peace be on him). The Foundation has research units in Islamic Economics, Christian-Muslim Relations, Muslim Central Asia and Literature for Children. Its regular publications include Muslim World Book Review (quarterly), Index of Islamic Literature (quarterly), Soviet Muslims Brief (two-monthly) and FOCUS on Christian-Muslim Relations (monthly).